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Judy Taggart

Judy Taggart is the Santa Barbara Foundation's chief operating officer. In this role, she is responsible for ensuring the organization's operations are running smoothly and align with the foundation's mission to serve Santa Barbara County.

Judy brings over 20 years of experience in project management, program development and community education. Prior to joining the foundation, she served as an educational administrator for Santa Barbara City College and as the community health director for the Lompoc Valley Community Healthcare Organization. A proud graduate of the Santa Barbara Foundation Katherine Harvey Fellows leadership development program, Judy has enjoyed working with diverse populations from both the nonprofit and private sector.

Judy graduated from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo with a Master of Science degree in kinesiology and is also a certified health education specialist. She currently serves as a board member for the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department Health Care Centers, and previously served on the regional collaborative Partners for Fit Youth and the HEAL Santa Barbara County committee. Judy is a former public safety commissioner for the City of Lompoc, as well as a past board member of the Chamber of Commerce Leadership Lompoc Valley program and the Boys & Girls Club Community Council.
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